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01/25/2006 University of Washington Medical Center's Data Theft Update Page
Latest updates
1. Some additional details in the FAQ's.
2. News that the hotline is now a message line...no live bodies answering questions.
3. Info on the credit monitoring offerings of the various reporting agencies.
It looks like we will be expected to pay for any monitoring ourselves. This is not what I would have hoped for. I'll wait and see what happens in the next couple of weeks. I have to hope they will change their minds, and pay for this as Boeing rightly chose to do for its employees.
http://www.uwmedicine.org/Facilities/UWMedicalCenter/CommunityAndNews/dataprivacyupdate.htm

01/25/2006 KIRO7 covers the story on its Website.
01/24/2006 KIRO7 covers the story on its 11pm broadcast.

The print article online doesn't mention this blog or anything else that is news to us...but the story includes a video link to the newspiece run on the 11pm newscast, which gives additional details about the break in I find interesting....
http://www.kirotv.com/news/6430149/detail.html

01/24/2006PI covers the story about the break-in and our blog community
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/256774_laptop24.html



IMPORTANT***UWMC HOTLINE for Victims 206-598-2600***IMPORTANT
This Hotline is no longer staffed with a life person. We are asked to leave a message and promised that they will return our call with in 2 business days.

YOU MUST READ THE INFO BELOW, INCLUDING ALL TERMS OF USE, BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN THIS COMMUNITY
Entering and posting to the group implies that you have read and agree to these terms. You may enter and post by clicking on the userid at the top of the page (uwmcidprotect06)</b>
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On Dec 29 or 30 2 laptops were stolen from the University of Washington Medical Center. These laptops contained the personal data of approximately 1600 people...including ssn's, maiden name, mother's maiden name, father's name, medicare number, etc. This data did not contain medical history.

This is a grass-roots place where those affected can share updates, info, and help for your fellow victims in our efforts to protect ourselves from identity theft, credit fraud, and other misuse of the information. There is no connection between this blog community and the UWMC or any of its affiliates. I've started this as a fellow vicitim, wanting to be able to band together with others.

Since this is a moderated forum, it will be necessary for each participant to have a user ID. Live Journal does not ask for too much information to do this. LJ is also testing OpenID. I stongly suggest you do NOT use OpenID, as this gives others the ability to learn more about you than what you have chosen to share here.

In fact, I would recommend you create an userID that is only used for this forum, and untraceable to any other source of information about you.

This blog community is for vicitims only. Because moderating memberships only allows me to see what userid is requestiong membership, this is useless.

So for now, once you have a userID, go ahead and join the group. Once you are a member, however, you must post to the community the exact text of the 2nd paragraph of the letter you received from UWMC notifying you of the situation. You must also include an affirmation that you have "read, understood, and agree to abide by the terms of use/participation."

Since I moderate all posts, I can read this without it being posted publicly. Once I've read your verification post, you will be allowed to stay. If you fail to submit this information within a reasonable amount of time, (ie the same day you join) you will be removed from membership.

This is not a place for ranting, but rather a place to provide helpful, constructive information to one another, and, perhaps most importantly, to report to your fellow victims any incident of fraud. If the thieves are able to break into the files on the computers, it may take a while before they get to all our names. But through hearing from others in our group we can perhaps get the "heads up" that the thieves have been able to access the data. Conversely, we can sleep a little better until we DO hear of any fraud if we know we are all committed to telling everyone here right away.

TERMS OF USE/PARTICIPATION:

Realize that no system is perfect. I've set this up so one has to prove one has seen the notification letter in order to join and be able to post. This doesn't mean someone couldn't get in who doesn't belong. Right now, the default setting on all posts to the Community is that they be readable by "friends"--ie members of the group, and any of the other people you consider friends--unless you change it to "public". I've marked my entries thus far as public.

PLEASE DO NOT COUNT ON THIS. Assume anyone can read it. Potentially they could. Use discretion. Please be respectful, and use common sense and common courtesy, and for your own protection, do not divulge personal information on this forum or to anyone connected to this forum. Including, and perhaps especially, any part of your real name.

Posting will be moderated. If I believe a certain post is compromising in anyway, I will bounce it back to you. Anything that is considered profane, defamatory, in bad taste, beligerant, argumentative, insulting, etc will not be approved for posting. Absolutely no RANTING/FLAMING.

You will risk losing posting privileges or even banning if you consistently engage in inappropriate postings. This will be completely at my discretion.

THIS FORUM IS NOT INTENDED AS A SOURCE OF LEGAL ADVICE. THIS JOURNAL/BLOG IS PURELY A FORUM FOR FELLOW VICITIMS TO SHARE WHAT THEY FIND OUT WITH ONE ANOTHER SO WE DON'T HAVE TO FIND IT ALL OUT ON OUR OWN.

TO FIND OUT WHAT YOUR SPECIFIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE, CONSULT THE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES ON THE TOPIC OR YOUR LAWYER. NEITHER THE MAINTAINER, NOR THE PARTICIPANTS CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORUM/BLOG, NOR FOR ITS USE OR THE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH USE.

PARTICIPANT ASSUMES FULL RISK FOR THE MISUSE OF ANY INFORMATION THEY DIVULGE IN THS FORUM, OR TO OTHER USERS OF THIS FORUM, EITHER AS A POST OR AS A COMMENT, OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER. DO NOT DIVULGE PERSONAL INFORMATION. PERIOD.


Entering and posting to the group implies that you have read and agree to these terms. You may enter and post by clicking on the userid at the top of the page (uwmcidprotect06)

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